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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Handle escutcheon installation

Interesting approach but back when I worked on these vehicles for a living, the only tool I used to facilitate installation and removal was this tool.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wet sand blasting??

When used on aircraft jet engine components it was called 'Vapor blasting'
The media was the consistency of powdered sugar.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA 12 V Starter?

And most likely just as many springs were broken on 6 volt systems in the same amount of time. ( can't blame that on 12 volts.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Electric fans

The three fans will be pulling air thru the fins in unison, suspect that adding a hole will only reduce the efficiency of the three fans by giving a place to pull air from the engine side of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: ‘37 Taillight Lense Removal

As I recall there is a screw on the bottom painted portion of the housing that releases it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Fuel pump pushrod won’t come out.

The 8BA push rods have a long and a short end, the long end with no grooves goes down. the short end with grooves goes up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Fuel pump pushrod won’t come out.

Hard to believe that the hardened end of the push rod could be mushroomed over but it seems like the most likely possibility.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: CT swap meet 6-28-20

This is the 'swap meet' being referred to.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=434271&d=1592998345
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: flathead head engine leak Help

Might not make a difference but have to agree with moving the oil return line to the drivers side port on the block, where it belongs.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: flathead head engine leak Help

Does your intake manifold have and make any use of these two holes if present?
If not then I suspect you have crankcase ventilation issues....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: flathead head engine leak Help

The filter does appear to be 'plumbed' correctly.
Pressure to the bottom and return out the side into the fuel pump /oil filler stand.
Also the filter has a built in restrictor and does not need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: flathead head engine leak Help

You have what is commonly known as a bypass 'beehive' replacement oil filter.
Speedway motors sells them and replacement gaskets.
The following links will give some information on the operation of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1935 coupe overflow tank recommendations

If you are looking just for a catch can any old empty beer can, conveniently located will work.
A catch and recover system requires a recovery cap and filler neck that fits the cap, along with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Silicone brake fluid

Yup?
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4796&pictureid=42235
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Flathead Identification

If the engine was replaced it looks like the a truck intake was used and the heads may have been replaced with generic Ford heads.
You may or may not be able to at least determine the year of build...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Airtex E8902 Debacle

Hope your mechanical pump never goes bad :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Flathead Guru's...Question on installing the crankshaft sleeve

This is a bushing off of an unmolested/never rebuilt engine that shows the seal fully engaged with the spirals towards the front, not towards the crankshaft....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Airtex E8902 Debacle

Any pump I ever installed was at the lowest part of the fuel line as close as possible to the tank. This keeps the pump always in prime.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Painting nuts and bolts...

The last time I wanted to darken/blacken some cadmium plated bolts, I used this stuff.
It may or may not work to your satisfaction but it sure beats painting in my mind.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: What do these fender skirts fit?

They are aftermarket skirts that are not brand specific and will fit most 30's to 40's vehicles with a tear drop shaped fender whether it be Ford,GM or MOPAR
The holes drilled in them were done that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 239 / 2gc idle issues

You say you are running a 2gc.
If you are using a Merc. manifold to mount it that had a divorced choke.
There is a vacuum port/hole that has to be plugged where the old choke mounted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 239 / 2gc idle issues

My Merc-O-Matic has the same idle speed in or out of gear.
Don't over think the mass/inertia thing, get the RPM down to the appox. 500 range then see what happens.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 239 / 2gc idle issues

Believe the idle speed spec. for the automatic is 485 RPM.
Mine is happy with 500-550 RPM.
What is your idle RPM?
Engine displacement has nothing to do with it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 97 jet plugs

When ever I had the same problem, just using the original fiber type gaskets and non hardening Permatex sealant along with proper tightening fixed the problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: More. Brake problems

They are more than just a check valve, they have a substance applied to the thread to prevent sucking air on the pedal back stroke.
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